September-October 2015

Introduction

Clinical Applications of Arterial Spin-Labeling

Guest Editor Karl-Olof Lovblad

Guest Editor Karl-Olof Lövblad

Arterial spin-labeling (ASL) is a technique that has been around for a number of years but which remained dormant until recent enthusiasm developed again about its use and, finally, acceptance came over the last few years. From … more »

Pediatrics

Arterial Spin-Labeled Perfusion of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Kristen W. Yeom

Kristen W. Yeom

Brain tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and also a leading cause of cancer deaths in children. Unfortunately, these pediatric tumors can look bizarre, with a buffet of pathology that can be quite daunting when we first … more »

Pediatrics

Hydrocephalus Decreases Arterial Spin-Labeled Cerebral Perfusion

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Kristen W. Yeom

Hydrocephalus is a common neurosurgical condition that often requires radiologist input. Some cases are pretty straightforward. For example, a patient comes in with headaches or altered mental status with newly enlarged vents, periventricular edema, and has hemorrhage or a big tumor causing … more »

Pediatrics

Quantitative Cerebral Perfusion Imaging in Children and Young Adults with Moyamoya Disease: Comparison of Arterial Spin-Labeling–MRI and H2[15O]-PET

Robert Goetti

Robert Goetti

In children with Moyamoya disease, cerebral perfusion studies are essential for preoperative planning and postoperative follow-up after revascularization procedures. As these children often undergo repeat examinations, the potential cumulative radiation burden of nuclear medicine studies, DSA, and CT is considerable and should … more »